I am a Consultant Geriatrician/Stroke Physician and Vice-Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Liverpool, generating exciting new initiatives in curriculum design, mobile technology, assessment and personalised learning across health professions and the continuum of undergraduate and postgraduate practice.
My main research interests focus on assessment, working with a cross institutional Assessment Research Group. My current research focuses on the ‘personalisation’ of assessment, to support individual learner journeys. This is underpinned by work from the Group focusing on the application of intelligent assessment design in campus and workplace-based assessment formats, assessor behaviours, mobile technology delivered assessment and the impact of sequential testing methodologies. I publish and speak regularly at leading international medical education conferences and am a faculty member at a number of leading global assessment courses. I lead an international group of health professions education experts undertaking a review of global consensus guidelines on technology enhanced assessment. I currently supervise a number of PhD students focusing on assessment and curriculum research.
I hold a number of national/UK advisory roles, including acting as an assessment expert for the General Medical Council, including leadership of the Tests of Competence Panel. I undertake a range of international advisory and developmental work in relation to curriculum, senior faculty development and assessment for a number of institutions and am the current Chair of the ASPIRE to Excellence Panel in Health Professions Education Assessment, set up by the Association of Medical Education in Europe (https://www.aspire-to-excellence.org/)